What Types of Stone Are Best for Your Project?

When it comes to choosing the right type of stone for your landscaping project, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many different types of stone available on the market, each with its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, our team at Loukonen Bros will discuss four popular types of stone and what each type is best used for so that you can make an informed decision about which type of stone is right for your project. Learn more and get in touch with us for landscaping rocks today!

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Stone path made from flagstone.


Flagstone is a type of sedimentary rock that is characterized by its thin, flat layers. It is most commonly used for paving applications such as patios, walkways, and paths. It can also be used for interior flooring, retaining walls, and decorative boulders.

Wall made from ledgestone.


Ledgestone is a pattern of stone that is characterized by its random, irregular shape. It is most commonly used for ashlar veneer walls, landscaping edging, and risers for stairs. It can also be used for retaining walls and decorative boulders.

Quarry boulders stacked up.

Boulders & Slabs

Boulders and slabs are large, flat pieces of stone that are typically used for retaining walls, decorative boulders, and traffic blocks. They can also be used for landscaping projects such as edging and risers for stairs.

Retaining walls made from wall rock.

Wall Rock

Wall rock is a type of stone that is a compatible, easily worked material that is used for walls along paths, terraced walls, retaining walls, lining ponds, and waterways. It can also be used for landscaping projects such as edging and risers for stairs.

This summer, it might be time to upgrade your landscaping! Whether you are considering building a new patio or adding some tiering to your property, Loukonen Bros has all of the sandstone products you need to bring a natural and interesting feel to your home or business. Whether you are a commercial builder or landscaper or a DIYer, you will find everything you need, including the expert advice to help you start your project on the right foot. For some of the finest sandstone collections in North America, check out the collection at Loukonen Bros! No matter if you are looking for flagstone or ledgestone strips, we’ve got your back! Check out our website and contact us today to start your order!